The Times (UK) By Oliver Moody 2/28/13
Pressure is building on the Government to ban the use of pesticides linked to a collapse in bee populations.
More than a quarter of MPs have backed a campaign to cut the use of the chemicals as Europe prepares for a crucial debate on the issue.
Nick Boles, the Planning Minister, and Michael Fabricant, the Conservative Party vice-chairman, are among 181 MPs who support a drive to impose restrictions, according to a list seen by The Times. Other leading politicians to sign up include Charles Kennedy, the former Liberal Democrat leader.
In a fortnight’s time EU officials will...